It isn’t hard to see how dogs show us affection, but what about the subtle ways that your dog shows you their love? Learning to pick up signs that your dog is showing you affection is actually quite interesting, and today, I will share 5 ways dogs show you their love, that you may not have thought of.
Anyone knows that when a dog wags their tail
, they are happy or showing signs of affection
- (thank you captain obvious) – but did you know that is not always the case? A wagging dog tail can also be a sign of anxiety, nervousness, and even curiosity
Let’s Go Over Some Not So Common Ways That a Dog Will Show You He Loves You:
1. Your Dog Will Follow You Around
Sometimes, this can be a wee bit annoying, go on, admit it! BUT, did you know that when your dog is following you around like a little lost puppy (pun intended!) they are seeking your attention, and showing you they care? It’s true!
Your dog will follow you around the house for 2 common reasons. The first being a hope for food… the second being the fact that they are simply showing you that they love you, and are in need of some extra snuggle time at that particular moment.
2. Jumping Up on You
Yep, I know… this habit that we work so hard on teaching our dog NOT to do
. So you might be wondering, how on earth does a dog jumping on me, mean that he loves me?
According to my research, when dogs are just young pups, they will lick their moms face to show them affection, and when they attempt to jump up on us, they could be trying to reach our face to give us a lick
. They recognize that we are their parent
, and try to act accordingly so.